Slightly larger and colder than Earth, Bhruusil (G2/B1/A2/P3/ HI-2) possesses a much more pronounced axial tilt and a smaller hydrographic percentage. It’s a cooler, drier planet circled by vast, arid plains through much of its temperate latitudes. Winters on these vast steppes are harsh in the extreme, with temperatures dropping as low as -70° or -80° C during the coldest months. Most Insight settlers built their towns and homesteads well within the planet’s so-called tropics, a region of temperate forests and grasslands much more comfortable for human habitation.
Bhruusil is home to a rich and complex biosphere and a native sentient race-the bhruu. When first contacted by humans, the bhruu had a non-technological society, but after decades of working with Insight colonists, the bhruu have shifted to semi-permanent agricultural settlements and light industry. They lack the hands and expertise of human engineers, but they’re learning fast. In fact, a small number of bhruu have left Karnath altogether to learn more about the Verge and the vast expanse of human space.
Insight‘s Planetary Administrator is a driven man by the name of Heoren DeValk (Hm/Insight/DTD-G). Determined to establish Bhruusil and the bhruu as clients of Insight, he’s pressing the chieftains of the bhruu to accept more and more human guidance. So far, the bhruu have resisted his overtures with polite refusals.